The restoration of the Sinan Bey Polyane Mosque, which was built 452 years ago and was once one of the most beautiful mosques in that region of the country in Janecci (Kajnis) municipality on the border with Montenegro in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, is coming to an end.
The mosque, which was built in 1570 on the initiative of Sinan Bey Polianik, son-in-law of the Ottoman Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmet Pasha, has been included in the World Heritage List due to its historical and artistic value.
The revival of the Sinan Bey Mosque, which met the same fate with many mosques in Bosnia and Herzegovina and was completely destroyed on June 8, 1992, began with funding from the General Directorate of Institutions of the Turkish Republic and the Presidency of the Republic. The Islamic Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina after its foundation in 2016. The Turkish company Sama Bursa is building and restoring the mosque in Çayniçe.
Anira Zagreljaca, Chairperson of the Presidency of the Kenichi Muslim Union, stated that the interior of the mosque is currently being painted, and that the renovation work is almost complete.
The Sinan Bey Poliani Mosque was declared a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004 by the decision of the Committee for the Protection of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Apart from the mausoleum and the harem in the courtyard where there are two mausoleums where Sinan Bey and his wife Shamsi Kaduna are buried, the mausoleum housing the descendants of Sinan Bey has also been restored.
Sinan Bey Poljanić was the Sanjak ruler of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the greatest philanthropist in the history of Jaeniçi, and one of the largest foundation owners in Bosnia and Herzegovina after Gazi Husrev Beg and Ferhat Bey.
source: Balkan News
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